John Kenworthy ASHHURST


ASHHURST , John Kenworthy

Service Number: 6421
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Bridgewater, South Australia, 15 September 1895
Home Town: Bridgewater, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Bridgewater Public School & Mt Barker High School, SA
Occupation: Chemist's Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 22 July 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bus House Cemetery
F. 19
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6421, Keswick, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6421, 4th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6421, 4th Field Ambulance, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6421, 8th Field Ambulance, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
11 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6421, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Embarkation Roll ( incorrectly spelled Surname ASHURST


Son of Thomas ASHHURST and Nina nee STIRLING

Taken on strength 2 March 1916

Transferred to the 8th Field Ambulance 1 March 1916 (part of the 5th Division)

7 April 1916 - Assigned to 111th Battery

11 February transferred to the 11th Field Artillery Brigade 41st Artillery Battery

5 May 1917 Wounded in action  - shrapnel wound to scalp

6 May 1917 - Admitted to hospital (3rd Canadian Gen Hospital)

25 June 1917 - returned to France via Larkhill (School of Artillery)

22 July 1917 - Killed in action.



1914/15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Commemorative Plaque & Scroll 327939